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UK’s Surrey Satellite Announces DoT-4 Lunar Comms Mission For 2021

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) announced on 26 November 2018 that it is designing a low cost 35 kilogram lunar communications satellite mission called DoT-4, targeted for a 2021 launch. DoT-4 will provide the communications relay back to Earth using the Goonhilly Deep Space Network, and will link up with …

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India Successfully Launches PSLV-C43 With HysIS EO Satellite And 30 Nanosats From Eight Countries

The Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) PSLV-C43 lifted off at 0957 hrs (IST) on 29 November 2018 from the First Launch Pad (FLP) at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota, and successfully launched India’s Hyperspectral Imaging Satellite (HysIS) and 30 international co-passenger satellites. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) …

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Azerbaijan And Australia Reportedly In Space Talks

Azerbaijan and Australia are reportedly in ongoing discussions regarding collaborative satellite projects, according to a report from Trend News Agency, an Azerbaijani news outlet. According to the report, Azerbaijan and Australia are in economic and technology cooperation talks on mining, information technologies, and aerospace industry. The president of the Azerbaijan …

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Arianespace To Launch ISRO’s GSAT-11 And KARI’s GEO-KOMPSAT-2A In December 2018

Arianespace will carry out a Launch Readiness Review (LRR) at the Guiana Space Centre on 3 December 2018 of the Ariane 5 satellite launch vehicle that will loft the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) GSAT-11 communications satellite and the Korean Aerospace Research Institute’s GEO-KOMPSAT-2A meteorological satellite, and so authorize the …

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Amazon Web Services Introduces Ground Station As-A-Service Concept

Amazon Web Services (AWS), a pioneer in cloud computing that has revolutionized entire economic sectors around the world, has entered the space and satellite market with the introduction of its Ground Station concept that is, in essence, a ground station as-a-service product for the global market. The AWS Ground Station …

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SpaceWatch.Global Launches SpaceWatch Europe On 1 December 2018

SpaceWatch.Global is proud to announce that SpaceWatch Europe starts official publication as of 1 December 2018. The launch of SpaceWatch Europe marks the further regional expansion of SpaceWatch.Global’s news coverage, opinion, and interviews on the intersection of space, technology, and geopolitics. As Europe braces for Brexit, is roiled by geopolitical …

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Australian New Space: Sky And Space Global Signs Latin American Distribution Deal With GlobalSat

Australian narrowband satellite communications New Space company, Sky and Space Global, has signed a distribution agreement with Latin American mobile satellite services (MSS) provider GlobalSat Group LLC to provide machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) coverage in South America. “We are pleased to have finally secured a definitive supply …

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South Korea Successfully Tests KSLV-II Rocket Engine In Suborbital Flight

South Korea successfully conducted its rocket engine test for the Korean Space Launch Vehicle-II (KSLV-II) on 28 November 2018 in a suborbital launch, clearing the way for the development of its own satellite launch vehicle. The engine test was originally scheduled for 25-31 October 2018 but was delayed due to …

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Thailand’s Thaicom Wins ASEAN Corporate Governance Award For Second Time

Thaicom Public Company Limited, led by Prasert Bunsumpun, Chairman of the Board of Directors, received the Association of South East Nations (ASEAN) Corporate Governance Awards for the Top 50 ASEAN publicly listed companies category for the second consecutive time. The ASEAN CG Awards reflects Thaicom’s outstanding score in terms of …

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Roscosmos Announces Marathon IoT Constellation Amidst Brewing Financial Scandal And Security Row

The Russian state space corporation, Roscosmos, has announced its intention to build a constellation of satellites called Marathon to serve the expanding Internet of Things (IoT) market, as part of its Sphere satellite system. The announcement comes amidst an audit into Roscosmos over missing billions of rubles, as well as …

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